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Des O'Connor

Des O'Connor was born on January 12, 1932 in Stepney, London, England as Desmond Bernard O'Connor. He has been married to Jodie Brooke Wilson since September 23, 2007. They have one child. He was previously married to Jay Rufer, Gillian Vaughan and Phyllis Gill. See full bio »

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Countdown Himself - Host / Himself - Presenter
Today with Des and Mel
Today with Des and Mel Himself - Host / Host
Des O'Connor Tonight
Des O'Connor Tonight Himself - Host / Himself - Presenter / Presenter / Himself
For Love or Money
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 2016 Who's Doing the Dishes? (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Diana Moran (2016) ... (performer: "Dick-A-Dum-Dum" - uncredited)
 2009 Loose Women (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #13.202 (2009) ... (performer: "Puttin' on the Ritz")
 1988 Des O'Connor Tonight (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #12.8 (1988) ... (performer: "Something Stupid")
 1976 Good Neighbors (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Early Birds (1976) ... (performer: "What the World Needs Now Is Love")
 1975 The Morecambe & Wise Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 1975 Christmas Show (1975) ... (performer: "Feelings")
 1971 Kraft Music Hall Presents: The Des O'Connor Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 July 1971 (1971) ... (performer: "Tennessee Birdwalk" (uncredited), "Dream" (uncredited), "The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else)" (uncredited), "You'll Never Know" (uncredited), "I Think of You" (uncredited), "Unchained Melody" (uncredited), "Anytime", "Ramblin' Rose" (uncredited))
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Music department (2 credits)
Show Show Self (93 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (12 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

He performed in the show, "Lena Horne at the Famous London Palladium", at the London Palladium in London, England with Lena Horne, The Bachelors and Bill Finch in the cast. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 4 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Des O'Connor CBE | Roger Whittaker & Des O'Connor


5' 10½" (1.79 m)

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Personal Quote:

I believe in mixing new talent with established superstars. People know what they get when they tune into my show - an hour of class entertainment.


He was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honors List for his services to entertainment. See more »

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